Stranger Than Fiction | Collective Arts Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Collective Arts Brewing
Ontario, Canada
collectiveartsbrewing.com

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Winter

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Added by Sammy on 07-01-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,226
Reviews:
57
Ratings:
201
pDev:
7.5%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
48
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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Perry_W
4.67/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Absolutely fabulous brew. One of my all time favourite workhorses. I could just drink this all day

When I shut I my eyes and picture the perfect stout (yeah yeah I know it's a 'porter') this is what I imagine. Beautiful medium mouthfeel...roasted coffee on the nose...delicious malt flavours....totally mouth watering

What else can I say? Of course there are other beers with more....more prominent flavours...more whacky bouquets.....but this is a perfect all around ENJOYABLE beer

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Photo of srw
4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of avalon07
3.66/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

L: Poured from a tallboy can to a pint glass. Had a dark, mahogany brown color and a thick, opaque consistency. There was a quarter inch of foamy, tan-colored head that lasted an average amount of time. No real lacing to speak of.

S: An underwhelming aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, hops, and molasses.

T: Tasted of a tinge of hops (in the finish), lots of roasted malt (noticeable throughout), a bit of chocolate (not enough), some coffee (again, not enough), caramel, and light molasses. The problem with the flavor is that it's far too underpowered. None of the ingredients are well-represented.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A disappointing beer on some levels. It's not bad, but could have been better.

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Photo of RBorsato
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AMCPhD
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulytasker
3.68/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JonnyBeers
3.69/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of patre_tim
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown with a deep, ruby tinge when held to the light. Topped with 2 fingers of fluffy, beige head.

Smells of chocolate, toasted malts, slightly smoky, but mostly chocolatey.

Tastes of chocolate, liquorice, burnt rubber, tar, tobacco, and a hint of smoke.

Medium to light body with moderate, foamy carbonation.

Reminds me of the real deal porter, a lot like Fuller's version in my memory of it. Got at LCBO, drinking by Lake Muskoka, Feb 28th, 2018.

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Photo of thinwhiteduke
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of knowyourown
3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Motski
3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice Porter. Pours black, with a huge creamy dark beige head, some retention and nice glass lacing. Malty/Nutty forward nose, with the same flavors to follow along with hints chocolate and a touch smokiness. Low bitter finish. Very nice beer. Will drink again!

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Photo of eluvah
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ry_Guy_75
3.54/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This was actually suprisingly sessionable for a porter ! I found it lighter to drink compared to Collective Arts "Project Porter" . Same thing though , Choclate malty smokey flavours , not as bitter as the project porter but then again , thats a 8 almost 9% porter so alot more flavours came through on that porter . This is still a solid porter and tastes great ! Could defenitly crack off 2-3 of these in a night , 6/10 would recommend too dark beer drinkers !

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Photo of jhodgert
3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ajdemma
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spokenwheels
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of craftaholic
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nutty and malt forward. Delicious without being too roasted

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Photo of groleau
3.55/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jangle_bojangle
4.27/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of djrn2
3.58/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bloodsnot77
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Maudrey
3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Abstractspirit
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Stranger Than Fiction from Collective Arts Brewing
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 201 ratings